Vic Velanovich

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Affiliation: Henry Ford Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Implementation of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: critical steps to success for surgeons and hospitals
    Vic Velanovich
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:474-9. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Simplified frailty index to predict adverse outcomes and mortality in vascular surgery patients
    Joseph Karam
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 27:904-8. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Are the frail destined to fail? Frailty index as predictor of surgical morbidity and mortality in the elderly
    Joseph S Farhat
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1526-30; discussion 1530-1. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of critical care-related complications in colectomy patients using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: exploring frailty and aggressive laparoscopic approaches
    Nadia M Obeid
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:878-83. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Frailty as a predictor of morbidity and mortality in inpatient head and neck surgery
    Peter Adams
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139:783-9. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Predicting surgical risk: exclusion of laboratory data set maintains predictive accuracy
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:352-6. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint The differential effects of intermediate complications with postoperative mortality
    Jamil Borgi
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Am Surg 79:261-6. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Limitations of patient-associated co-morbidity model in predicting postoperative morbidity and mortality in pancreatic operations
    Rupen Shah
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:986-92. 2012
  9. doi request reprint A modified frailty index to assess morbidity and mortality after lobectomy
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Surg Res 183:40-6. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Using National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data for risk adjustment to compare Clavien 4 and 5 complications in open and laparoscopic colectomy
    Shawn Webb
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:732-7. 2012

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Publications33

  1. doi request reprint Implementation of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: critical steps to success for surgeons and hospitals
    Vic Velanovich
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Med Qual 24:474-9. 2009
    ..The NSQIP was instituted at a large tertiary hospital in 2005, identifying through experience 12 critical steps to help surgeons and hospitals implement the NSQIP...
  2. doi request reprint Simplified frailty index to predict adverse outcomes and mortality in vascular surgery patients
    Joseph Karam
    Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Ann Vasc Surg 27:904-8. 2013
    ..Frailty has been established as an important predictor of health-care outcomes. We hypothesized that the use of a modified frailty index would be a predictor of mortality and adverse occurrences in vascular surgery patients...
  3. doi request reprint Are the frail destined to fail? Frailty index as predictor of surgical morbidity and mortality in the elderly
    Joseph S Farhat
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:1526-30; discussion 1530-1. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that use of a modification of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging Frailty Index would be a predictor of morbidity and mortality in patients older than 60 years undergoing emergency general surgery...
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of critical care-related complications in colectomy patients using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: exploring frailty and aggressive laparoscopic approaches
    Nadia M Obeid
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg 72:878-83. 2012
    ..Complications requiring critical care support are common in this group. We hypothesized that as frailty increases, the risk of Clavien class IV and V complications will increase in colectomy patients...
  5. doi request reprint Frailty as a predictor of morbidity and mortality in inpatient head and neck surgery
    Peter Adams
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139:783-9. 2013
    ..Frailty has been identified as a predictor of surgical complications...
  6. doi request reprint Predicting surgical risk: exclusion of laboratory data set maintains predictive accuracy
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Med Qual 28:352-6. 2013
    ..This study shows that models developed to predict surgical outcomes can achieve similar predictive accuracy without laboratory data. ..
  7. ncbi request reprint The differential effects of intermediate complications with postoperative mortality
    Jamil Borgi
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Am Surg 79:261-6. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that care providers should focus efforts at prevention and rescue of cardiac, respiratory, and VTE complications...
  8. doi request reprint Limitations of patient-associated co-morbidity model in predicting postoperative morbidity and mortality in pancreatic operations
    Rupen Shah
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:986-92. 2012
    ..However, operations which may have a high distribution of technically-related complications, such as pancreatic operations, may not be adequately assessed using such predictive models...
  9. doi request reprint A modified frailty index to assess morbidity and mortality after lobectomy
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    J Surg Res 183:40-6. 2013
    ..Frailty has yet to be explored as a risk factor for thoracic surgery. We hypothesized that our modified frailty index (mFI) may be a predictor of morbidity and mortality following lobectomy...
  10. doi request reprint Using National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data for risk adjustment to compare Clavien 4 and 5 complications in open and laparoscopic colectomy
    Shawn Webb
    Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:732-7. 2012
    ..The authors hypothesized that laparoscopic colectomy patients have fewer of the most severe complications even after adjustment for comorbidity risk...
  11. pmc Distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy: comparison of postoperative outcomes and surrogates of splenic function
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 13:738-44. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint Transoral incisionless fundoplication does not significantly increase morbidity of subsequent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication
    Kyle A Perry
    Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 23:456-8. 2013
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  13. doi request reprint The choice of primary repair or mesh repair for paraesophageal hernia: a decision analysis based on utility scores
    Nadia M Obeid
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33606, USA
    Ann Surg 257:655-64. 2013
    ..Decision analysis is a method to account for the important aspects of a clinical decision. The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not the addition of mesh would be superior in PEH repair...
  14. pmc Symptomatic change and gastrointestinal quality of life after pancreatectomy
    Lewis Rashid
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 14:9-13. 2012
    ..Pancreatectomy affects gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms. Our purpose was to assess the quality of life of pancreatectomy patients in relation to GI function...
  15. doi request reprint Laparoscopic colectomy significantly decreases length of stay compared with open operation
    Amalia J Stefanou
    Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Clara Ford Pavillion Office 433, 2799 W Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surg Endosc 26:144-8. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that utilizing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) dataset and acuity adjustment methods would demonstrate an independent improvement in length of stay for laparoscopic colectomy...
  16. doi request reprint Barrett's esophagus after resection of the gastroesophageal junction: effects of concomitant fundoplication
    Athanasios Tsiouris
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    World J Surg 35:1867-72. 2011
    ..The present study was based on the hypothesis that patients who undergo a fundoplication with the resection would have a lower incidence of the development of postoperative Barrett's metaplasia...
  17. doi request reprint Preoperative frailty and quality of life as predictors of postoperative complications
    Adrienne Saxton
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Ann Surg 253:1223-9. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that preoperative functional measures of patients' health status can predict postoperative complications...
  18. doi request reprint Effects of Nissen fundoplication on endoscopic endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus
    Kathleen O'Connell
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surg Endosc 25:830-4. 2011
    ..However, it is unclear whether use of proton pump inhibitors or antireflux operations are more effective to accomplish this goal...
  19. doi request reprint Accumulating deficits model of frailty and postoperative mortality and morbidity: its application to a national database
    Vic Velanovich
    Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33601, USA
    J Surg Res 183:104-10. 2013
    ..One model of frailty is the "accumulating deficits" concept. We hypothesized that this model can be applied to a national database to predict postoperative mortality and morbidity...
  20. doi request reprint Management of preoperatively suspected choledocholithiasis: a decision analysis
    Bilal Kharbutli
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1973-80. 2008
    ..The purpose of this analysis was to determine the optimal management of such patients...
  21. doi request reprint Preoperative assessment of cardiac risk and perioperative cardiac management in noncardiac surgery
    Vivek Arora
    Department of Anesthesiology, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Int J Surg 9:23-8. 2011
    ..As the surgeon will remain one of the first to evaluate patients before noncardiac surgery it is essential he/she be well versed with this information...
  22. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and performance status in patients with pancreatic and periampullary tumors
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Int J Clin Oncol 16:401-7. 2011
    ..To determine if pretreatment quality of life is associated with performance status in patients with pancreatic and periampullary tumors...
  23. doi request reprint Accelerating the pace of surgical quality improvement: the power of hospital collaboration
    Darrell A Campbell
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 48109 0331, USA
    Arch Surg 145:985-91. 2010
    ..A regional collaborative approach is an efficient platform for surgical quality improvement...
  24. ncbi request reprint Relationship of postoperative complications from preoperative biliary stents after pancreaticoduodenectomy. A new cohort analysis and meta-analysis of modern studies
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    JOP 10:24-9. 2009
    ..The importance of this issue rests on whether these postoperative complications are detrimental enough to not recommend preoperative chemoradiation in the treatment of pancreatic cancer...
  25. doi request reprint What ring tone should be used for patient safety? Early results with a Blackberry-based telementoring safety solution
    Alton Parker
    Department of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Surg 199:336-40; discussion 340-1. 2010
    ..This technology is time- and cost-efficient, as well as reliable...
  26. pmc A statewide assessment of surgical site infection following colectomy: the role of oral antibiotics
    Michael J Englesbe
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5331, USA
    Ann Surg 252:514-9; discussion 519-20. 2010
    ..To determine the utility of adding oral nonabsorbable antibiotics to the bowel prep prior to elective colon surgery...
  27. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and resolution of anemia with paraesophageal hernia repair
    Chady Haurani
    Department of Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:1817-20. 2012
    ..We examined the prevalence of anemia in patients with paraesophageal hernias and frequency of anemia resolution with hernia repair...
  28. doi request reprint The natural language of the surgeon's clinical note in outcomes assessment: a qualitative analysis of the medical record
    J Michael Miller
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am J Surg 199:817-22. 2010
    ..The hypothesis of this study is that these notes are inadequate to assess patient-centered outcomes and determine surgeons' core competencies...
  29. pmc Gastrointestinal symptomatic outcomes of laparoscopic and open gastrectomy
    Bilal Kharbutli
    Bilal Kharbutli, Vic Velanovich, Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, United States
    World J Gastrointest Surg 1:56-8. 2009
    ..To compare the laparoscopic and the open gastrectomy approaches for short term morbidity, length of hospital stay and also long term gastrointestinal symptoms...
  30. ncbi request reprint The relative influence of surgical disease and co-morbidities on patient responses to a generic health-related quality-of-life instrument
    Emily France
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, 2 Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Am Surg 75:1084-90. 2009
    ..Importantly, as the number of comorbidities increased, the scores of the SF-36 decreased, implying that the effect of the surgical disease would be greater in patients with fewer comorbidities...
  31. doi request reprint Endoscopic, endoluminal fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease: initial experience and lessons learned
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Surgery 148:646-51; discussion 651-3. 2010
    ..A new device, the Esophyx (Endogastric Solutions, Redmond, WA), provides the closest approximation experimentally to a standard Belsy fundoplication. This report describes an initial experience with this device...
  32. doi request reprint Relationship between hospital volume, system clinical resources, and mortality in pancreatic resection
    Bellal Joseph
    Division of General Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:520-7. 2009
    ..We studied whether associations exist between hospital volume and hospital clinical resources and between both of these factors to mortality to help explain this relationship...
  33. ncbi request reprint Endoscopic endoluminal radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus: initial results and lessons learned
    Vic Velanovich
    Division of General Surgery, K 8, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202 2689, USA
    Surg Endosc 23:2175-80. 2009
    ..This study reports the experience of a single surgeon using an endoscopic endoluminal device that delivers radiofrequency energy (the BARRx device) to ablate Barrett's esophagus...